Mike Hawash Pleads Guilty

By Deane Barker on August 6, 2003

Portland Man Strikes Plea Deal on Terror Charges: The story of this Intel engineer that was arrested and detained as a terrorist struck a huge chord in the geek community. BoingBoing covered it quite a bit and friends created a “Free Mike Hawash” site. Alas, it appears he may have been guilty after all.

“‘You and the others in the group were prepared to take up arms, and die as martyrs if necessary, to defend the Taliban. Is this true?’ U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones asked Hawash during the hearing. ‘Yes, your honor,’ Hawash replied.”

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